Design in the Age of Experience: Design for Life

Engineers and designers tasked with the design and build of new products must always focus on how a proposed product would solve a particular problem. Design is a powerful tool that can address myriad issues, but what if your goal was to create a design that could address a significant global challenge?

Taking that thought a few steps further: How do today’s designers create a sustainable, resilient world for future generations? That question and more will be explored during the Design in the Age of Experience 2019 event being held in Milan, Italy, April 8-14. This event will bring together designers and engineers, architects, urbanists, buyers and marketers, design schools and many others.

Today innovators and designers are now tasked with using systematic thinking to drive change in our cities, mobility, energy use and daily endeavors. Design in the Age of Experience will explore how this line of thought is being used to drive change today and how it will evolve with future generations.

This year’s event will be broken down into multiple themes, which will include:

MATTER. Tuesday, April 9th. We will take an in-depth look at material and its role in design today. Topics covered will include: the role of designers in rematerializing the world; bio-mimicry; and hands-on experiences with re-engineered materials.

HUMAN. Wednesday, April 10th. Artificial Intelligence is not making us less human, but more so. This day will be dedicated to the delicate relationship between design and the human experience.

SPACE. Thursday, April 11th. As evolving ecosystems, cities are home to a population bigger than ever before. This day’s program will explore the tremendous potential of regenerative urban design.

ART OF LIVING. Friday, April 12th. Design as an art form contains lessons on healthy and sustainable living. These sessions will uncover how design advocates for social change.

SOCIAL FORWARD. Saturday and Sunday, April 13th and 14th. Our future-forward weekend program features a lot of hands-on activities and a discussion on next steps towards resilient cities of the future.

The Design in the Age of Experience 2019 event will also feature the 3DEXPERIENCE playground featuring inspiring customer design stories from companies such as Honda, startup GYROLIFT, EEL Energy, and Patrick Jouin and his team from the Colliders initiative.

The event will also feature the Design for Life Hackathon that will challenge teams to propose unique and inspiring solutions to what the city of the future will look like. The competing design teams will consult with industry experts to address challenges, engage with Dassault Systemes’ developers to create designs and then present their solutions to a panel of judges who will choose the winners.

Register here to find out how with design and science together, we can create a resilient and sustainable world for future generations.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.